Robert Melugin, “Daddy Bob” to all who knew and loved him, passed from this life on June 11, 2020, at his home on Lake Texoma. He was a man of many accomplishments and most importantly, a faithful Christian and a great example to his family.
He was on 30, 1922, Murray, Ky. to the late Hugh Melugin and Jewell Gingles Melugin. Robert attended Murray State University where he received an associate degree. He joined the United States Army and enlisted in the Signal in 1942 in the Pacific Theater.
Robert married Helen Elliott on March 16, 1944, in New Jersey, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1983. He co-owned Frazee, Melugin, and Holton Insurance agency in Murray, Ky., from which he retired after 30 years. In 2004, he moved to Kingston, Lake Texoma area where he lived the rest of his life.
Robert was a member of the University Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and was a current member of the Madill Church of Christ. He was also a member of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. Robert enjoyed fly fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a kind and generous man, and especially generous to his family.
He is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Kelly and husband John of Kingston, Okla., grandchildren; Kristi Wade and husband David of Kingston, Okla., Elayna Kelly Duncan and husband, Tim of Dickson, Oklahoma, John Nikolas Kelly, deceased; and ten great grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and one grandson; John Nikolas Kelly.
His family wishes to thank Elara Caring Hospice and private caregivers.
Private services will be held in Kentucky at a later date. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.